The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Beauty’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos of capture the idea of beauty; whether that be people portraits or animals, of wonderful landscapes, or the tiny details of nature. Here is a small selection of photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @alice1280, @allophile_, @aniraz95, @beautifullyunspectacular, @iphotokunst, @itisi_siru, @katieteix, @mariyon_enoki, @mauricio_bustamante, @robinrobertis, @sinandogrul and @wahyubagusnovri.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Autumn Time’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the theme of autumn, its vibrant colours and the changing of the season. Think landscapes, leaves, wrapping up warm and the colours.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Autumn Time’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_138 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

Join The Mobiography Facebook Group

A winter sunrise

Soft‘ by @alice1280 – “I was surprised at how soft and gentle the colours were on this morning. Wispy clouds with a range colours and a tiny person to give a sense of scale. I did very little editing on this one, just a little bit of adjusting in Snapseed.”

Wanting to get inside, not waiting for the full unfurling, wasting no time…

Wanting to get inside, not waiting for the full unfurling, wasting no time…‘ by @allophile_ – “This photo was taken with an iPhone X, using the native camera, then edited using snapseed for “digital dodging and burning” – selecting different aspects of the already dark background and gradually darkening and/or ‘destructuring’ them to end up with what looks like a studio shot that isolates the bloom and bee.

Down in the desert canyon where I often go for runs, there are several areas where these nocturnal wildflowers bloom from spring too late fall. On a recent evening, I went down to check on an area that had been closed all summer due to wildfires and the subsequent debris flow threat. This particular datura bloom, which hadn’t yet unfurled for the night, caught my eye, with this eager pollinator that just couldn’t even wait for the flower to unfurl to squeeze inside. This year has found us all like this little bee, perhaps, wanting to hide from the done day, wanting to crawl inside somewhere, seeking the promise of something sweet and comforting.”

Once upon a time in December last year

Once upon a time in December last year‘ by @aniraz95 – “This photo was captured at the end of December 2017 at Maxwell Hill, Taiping, Malaysia using the iPhone 7 Plus and Olloclip macro lens. This photograph was a chance lucky shot I took during a day trip up Maxwell Hill, a hill resort in Taiping, Malaysia. I had just discovered iPhone photography and I was excited to practice taking shots especially using the macro lens. Unbelievably I did not do any editing for this photograph. ”

Straight out of the phone

Straight out of the phone‘ by @beautifullyunspectacular – “This photo was taken last year in Zadar, Croatia. This particular spot is called The Salutation to the Sun and is obviously very popular and busy. The sunsets in Zadar are absolutely spectacular and this spot offers itself for some stunning reflection shots. I am a people watcher, and this scene is a fun catch of current human behaviour. Absolutely no post processing on this. Straight out of the iPhone. I believe it was an iPhone6. ”

A Beauty from Canada

A Beauty from Canada‘ by @iphotokunst – “We were comfortably at Asbchnitt beach on the Thai island of Kohpanghan. A few meters beside me sat this pretty woman and I had to ask her immediately if I could take some portraits of her. She had such a wonderful charisma. She immediately said yes and I went for it in my iPhone X with the portrait mode. To get this one WOW photo I had to take at least 15-25 pictures, most of them were not good but one shot was perfect.”

Nature’s geometry

Nature’s geometry‘ by @itisi_siru – “This photo was taken in a beautiful park close to my house. The park consists of a relatively dense forest but if you know where to go, you’ll find sections that open up due to large sections of exposed rock. Growing on these rocks are large patches of bluets that appear every spring. They make the perfect subject for macro photography due to their small size. To take this photo, I used the Olloclip macro lens on my iPhone and then processed the image using the Photoshop Express app.”

When you find a wall of hydrangeas, you have to stop

When you find a wall of hydrangeas, you have to stop‘ by @katieteix – “Inspiration for this photo came from the overflowing hydrangea bush that spilled over the concrete wall and onto the sidewalk. Its location is not great, but the bush was just stunning with it’s fading hydrangeas as fall approaches. I took a ride with my daughter and we did a mini photo shoot as cars wizzed by not even 4 feet behind her. I submerged myself into the bush to get the effect that I was surrounded by the bushes beauty. It was shot and edited on my iPhone XS. I used Lightroom Mobile and the retouch app to do my editing. ”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @mariyon_enoki – “This photo was taken with HUAWEI P20 Pro HW-01K. We walked around the building looking for good walls to take beautiful portraits. Everything was edited on a smartphone using Instagram and Snapseed.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @mauricio_bustamante – “I took the picture in Berlin in 2018. She was helping me with a portrait series about young homeless people. I used a black background with natural light at St.Thomas church. Between the shootings I took this picture from Sophia.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @robinrobertis – “I work still as flight crew so I have a broad range of friends all over the world. One of my friends was visiting from out of town and had her beautiful daughter who is 6 feet tall. She is one of my favorite people to photograph and you’ll see her quite a few times in my Instagram feed. After some photographing in my studio we took it up to the pool. I gave her an old swimming cap and dress. The image was processed in Snapseed and Noir.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @sinandogrul – “While my son Arda Deniz was watching the garden from the window one afternoon, I tried my luck seeing that the light was hitting him horizontally and the darkness that appeared behind him created a very good contrast. The result is this photo. It was the best of the three or four frames I took at that moment. The light was so good that I didn’t need to editing the photo too much later.”

Wear mazk pleaze

Wear mazk pleaze‘ by @wahyubagusnovri

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Autumn Time’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the theme of autumn, its vibrant colours and the changing of the season. Think landscapes, leaves, wrapping up warm and the colours.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Autumn Time’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_138 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

Join the Mobiography Facebook Group

If you haven’t already done so, follow Mobiography on Instagram and hashtag your photos with #mobiography. Don’t forget to sign up to the Mobiography email list to get the latest news and updates direct to your inbox.

Join The Mobiography Facebook Group